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Native Ad Company Sharethrough Raises $17M More

Sharethrough, a startup focused on native advertising, is announcing that it has raised $17 million in its third round of funding.<p>That breaks down to $7 million in equity and $10 million in debt. New investors in the round include Elevation Partners, Silver Creek, and Patrick Keane (a former …

Safari support completes Adblock Plus five-browser sweep

Adblock Plus, a browser plug-in that wipes what it deems to be more intrusive advertisements off the Web, has completed its sweep of the top browsers on personal computers with the release of a version for Safari.<p>The Adblock Plus beta for Safari on OS X joins versions already available for Chrome, …

Digital Advertising

Why Illy will never sell fair trade coffee

Illycaffè says its coffee doesn’t mix with fair trade.<p>Andrea Illy, the company’s chairman and CEO, told Quartz that while he endorses higher wages for growers, you won’t be seeing any “Fairtrade certified” Illy coffee. At the opening of the first Illy café in London yesterday, he offered two …

Fair Trade

Zirtual Opens Up To Allow Anyone To Hire Their Own Virtual Assistants

Zirtual, which operates a marketplace to match up busy professionals with virtual executive assistants, is ready to go big. After three years of operating in invite-only mode, the company is opening up the floodgates to enable anyone to hire a virtual assistant for as little as $99 a month.<p>Zirtual …

Google Launches AdSense Direct, A New Tool For Direct Ad Sales

Google today launched AdSense Direct, a new tool for publishers who – as the name implies – want to sell ads directly and aren’t large enough to make dealing with the complexities of DoubleClick for Publishers worth their while.<p>This puts it into direct competition with iSocket, BuySellAds and other …

Davos 2014: India’s new status symbol – health | Financial Times

Forget the smartphone, the sports car, the gold jewellery. In the India of tomorrow, health will be the new wealth. “Tell me which gym you go to and …

Jawbone Streamlines Its Headset Offering With The New Era

Bluetooth headsets, as anyone without a popped collar will tell you, are often items of last resort for the average cellphone user. But Jawbone makes pretty good ones, and their new Era headset aims to be their best yet. More importantly, the company that helped define the headset market alongside …

Google’s New Plug-In For WordPress Makes Webmaster Tools Verification And Placing AdSense Ads Easy

Google today launched a plug-in for self-hosted WordPress blogs in public beta that makes adding AdSense ads to websites easier and makes verifying a site with Webmaster Tools a single-click process.<p>Given that WordPress now powers more than 20 percent of websites, it’s no surprise that Google has …

Startup CEO salary: how much do founders pay themselves?

If you’re a startup founder, how much should you pay yourself? Not very much, according to data that Compass has shared with The Next Web.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>The company collected salary data from 11,160 …

Stylish screensaver recreates the iOS 7 lock screen experience on your Mac

Want to bring iOS and OS X even closer together than they already are? Christian Heudens has recreated the iOS 7 lock screen to your Mac as a free downloadable screensaver. The thin fonts look great on a Retina Display. It’s a neat way to give your Mac a bit of individuality and make your …

Aetna CEO Embraces Alternative Healthcare

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini <b>surprised many Techonomists at our conference in Tucson last month</b> with his frank talk about alternative therapies and the need for the current health system to be “creatively destroyed.” Who would have thought the top man at one of the nation’s largest health insurance …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

TeamLab, A Canvas-Based Document Editor, Wants To Send Microsoft Office 365 Back To The Drawing Board

Online document editors such as Google Docs, and Zoho Docs, have long-promised a browser-based alternative that will finally let you eradicate Microsoft Office from your desktop. But for more complex document editing and complete compatibility with Microsoft’s incumbent file formats, it’s fair to …

AirDroids Wants To Democratize The Skies With Its Pint-Sized Pocket Drone

The buzz around drones is undeniable these days — as it turns out, even Martha Stewart uses one to survey her farm — but there still hasn’t been a runaway drone hit that has captured that imaginations of the masses. That’s exactly what a hardware startup called AirDroids is trying to accomplish …

Alcohoot Launches Its Breathalyzer Smartphone Accessory

Alcohoot officially launched today its smartphone breathalyzer, an accessory that plugs into the audio jack on your iOS or Android device to help you track your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).<p>The Alcohoot costs $120 and is roughly the size of a Zippo lighter. Alcohoot says it has tested compatibility …

Don’t support animal abuse? This mobile app helps you find ‘cruelty-free’ places to eat

Many of us unknowingly support animal cruelty every day by eating factory raised meat.<p>Nonprofit organization America for Animals is building a mobile app that makes it easier not to, by helping people find restaurants with vegan, vegetarian, and humanely raised options.<p>“Its primary use is to allow …

AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

With tens of thousands of health-related apps on the market, and hundreds more popping up every day, consumers and health care providers alike are stuck with the monumental task of finding the best ones for their needs.<p>A new mobile health platform, released this week, has done the hard work for …

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Crowdtilt Raises Another $23 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For International Expansion, Enterprise Tools

Crowdfunding platform Crowdtilt wasn’t looking to raise another round, but when their Series A lead investor Andreessen Horowitz offered to lead their B round, the team decided it would make sense given their plans. Today, the company is announcing $23 million in new funding, which also includes …

Fitbit Force review: A tiny display makes a huge difference

The holidays are indeed one of the most wonderful times of the year, but they’re also one of least healthy. Thanksgiving roars in with stuffing and …

Class Action Law Suit Filed Against 23andMe

That didn’t take long. Quite literally about 5 days from the date of the FDA’s warning letter to 23andMe (11/22 – here) and the filing of a class action law suit in the Southern District Court of California (11/27 – here).<p>While the merits of the legal case are best suited for legal interpretation …

Pinstriped for Mac Hides Personal Items to Help Give Killer Presentations

Pinstriped is a custom interface that sits over the top of OS X on your Mac to hide your personal content, with the aim of helping you to look more professional during a presentation.<p>If you often find yourself giving presentations at work, or even live on stage at an event like TNW’s conferences, …

Mixbook Debuts Montage, A Photo Book Builder Meant To Take Minutes, Not Hours

When the seven-year old company Mixbook introduced a mobile app for making photo books, Mosaic, last fall, the idea was to distill a process that had traditionally taken hours down to a matter of minutes. But in going mobile, there are some trade-offs in terms of losing the customizations permitted …

How.Do adds brief video clips for more flexible micro-guides

It’s been a year more so since we covered the launch of How.Do, a startup that lets users create instructional storyboards with their iPhones(s aapl) …

Startup Puts a New Twist on the Samples-in-a-Box Trend: Everything’s Free

Subscription commerce companies such as Birchbox and NatureBox are building businesses mainly by charging their customers for the packages they …

Pivothead's new video capture glasses let you mix and match power, storage and wireless add-ons

Pivothead's video-recording specs have undergone only a slight evolution since they launched early last year, gaining live broadcast abilities through the Air Sync add-on. Here at Expand NY, however, we've seen what's next, as the company's been kind enough to bring along a prototype of its …

Google Helpouts to provide expert consultations over video chat

Google has announced a new service called Helpouts to help people connect with experts over video chat to solve their problems.<p>A ‘Helpout’ is like a Hangout video chat, but instead of speaking with a friend the user is connected with a purported expert in whatever field they need help with. Google …

Bublcam Is A 360º Camera That Can Stream Immersive, Spherical Video In Real-Time

Meet Bublcam: a 360 degree camera made by Canadian startup Bubl that lets you capture spherical panoramas of what’s going on around you — either as still photographs or spherical video that allows you to swipe around and explore the scene. The camera can even stream video in real-time over Wi-Fi, …

Gratafy Lets You Send Food & Drink Gifts To Friends Using Just Their Email Or Phone Number

Starting today, you can send your friends and family members gifts using only their email address or phone number. This new trick comes from Gratafy, a Seattle-based social gifting platform launched last year, which lets you digitally share gifts that everyone generally likes: food and drinks. The …

Airo Promises to Monitor Food Intake With a Spectroscopic Wristband — Theoretically

Despite their recent popularity, one of the bigger failings of wearable activity trackers and fitness wristbands is that none of them have any idea …

How to (Almost) Guarantee Your Web Video Ad Gets Watched

Hey, advertisers: Want to get a Web video watcher to see your commercial?<p>Don’t put it at the beginning of a video clip. Wait until they’re already …